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5th Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2019


Unlocking the skills dividend, careers planning for Gen Z, and “anytime-anywhere” learning

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From business-critical updates to practical advice and thought-provoking keynotes, this year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference once again proved why it’s the flagship national apprenticeship event for employers, providers and everyone involved in the delivery of high-quality apprenticeships.

We in the Pearson team would like to say thank you to everyone who visited us at stand A34 and spoke with our apprenticeship specialists. Over the two-day event, we had a chance to meet some truly inspiring colleagues who are teaching the new apprenticeships.


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Career-focused education: unlocking the skills dividend

Over the two days, we joined in workshops delivered by the Department for Education, Education & Skills Funding Agency, Ofsted, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education, Ofqual and many more, along with the six Keynote sessions in Hall 1.


One of our personal highlights was Cindy Rampersaud’s Keynote speech and panel debate with employers about the importance of career-focused education to drive UK productivity and economic and social growth. 

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Cindy talked about the Report from the Commission on Sustainable Learning for Work, Life and a Changing Economy and the £22bn competitiveness dividend that could be unlocked with further reform to the UK skills system. Cindy also raised the need for three post-16 pathways: A-levels, T-Levels and Applied Generals.

We hosted three workshops looking at:

Hosted by: Rohini Bhattacharya, Director of Apprenticeships at Pearson and Katie Davies, Training Team Manager at Damar Training

The brave new world of apprenticeship standards brings with it more than just the switch to end-point assessment - it means planning differently from the get-go.

Katie Davies talked about Damar’s experiences of moving onto the new Apprenticeship standards and shared some of her innovative ideas for great delivery of the new apprenticeships.

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Hosted by Cindy Rampersaud, SVP of BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson, Bilal Bobat, Head of Adult Education and Skills from Barking and Dagenham College, Kieran Kelly from 1Qual and Angela Murray MBE from Middleton Murray

Technology and automation are accelerating the rate of change in the job market. That’s why adult education is vital to support career development and growth at an individual, community and national level.

Cindy Rampersaud led an eye-opening discussion looking at lifelong learning not only for adults but also for Gen Z.

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Hosted by Rohini Bhattacharya, Director of Apprenticeships at Pearson and Gerry Griffin, CEO of SkillPill

20% off-the-job gives apprentices the freedom to learn new knowledge, skills and behaviours they can bring back into the workplace – but where are the tools and tips to help them make the most of that time?

We’ve been working with digital experts, SkillPill, on flexible modules of “anytime-anywhere” learning content tailored for use during 20%-off-the-job time.

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If you missed a chance to come and meet us over the two-day event, make sure you don’t miss our Advice and Guidance webinars. Our next webinar is on Wednesday 1 May.
Book your place now.

We are also running some Sector events for Business and Health and Social Care in May.
Find out more and book your place now.

If you have any questions about the new apprenticeships or simply need some support, ask us a question and we'll get back to you.


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